Privacy Policy

Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns about how we handle your Personal Data, please reach out to us here. Our team is ready to assist you with any inquiries or issues regarding your privacy.

Consent to Data Processing

By accessing and using our site and services, you acknowledge and consent to the processing of your Personal Data as outlined in this Privacy Policy.

Definitions of Key Terms

Personal Data: Any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.

Processing: Any operation or set of operations which is performed on Personal Data or on sets of Personal Data.

Data subject: A natural person whose Personal Data is being Processed.

Child: A natural person under 16 years of age.

We/us (either capitalized or not): baristahq.com

Data Protection Principles

  1. Commitment to Lawful and Transparent Processing: At Barista HQ, we are dedicated to processing personal data in a manner that is not only lawful and fair but also transparent. Our activities involving the processing of personal data are founded on legitimate legal bases, and we take great care to respect the rights of our data subjects. Upon request, we are committed to providing comprehensive details about our data processing activities.
  1. Purpose Limitation: Our data processing activities are meticulously aligned with the specific purposes for which the personal data was originally collected. We ensure that the processing of personal data does not deviate from these predefined purposes.
  1. Data Minimization: In our pursuit of respecting the privacy of our users, we adhere strictly to the principle of data minimization. This entails collecting and processing only the minimal amount of personal data necessary for our specified purposes.
  2. Time-Limited Processing: Recognizing the importance of privacy, we do not retain personal data for any longer than is necessary. We have implemented measures to ensure that personal data is stored only for the duration required for its intended purpose.
  1. Accuracy of Data: We are committed to ensuring the accuracy of the personal data that we collect and process. Regular reviews and updates are part of our protocol to maintain the correctness of our data.
  1. Integrity and Confidentiality: Safeguarding the integrity and confidentiality of personal data is paramount at Barista HQ. We employ robust and state-of-the-art security measures to protect personal data against unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction.

Rights of Data Subjects

  1. Right to Information: You are entitled to know if your personal data is being processed, what data is collected, its source, the purpose of processing, and the entities involved in the processing.
  1. Right to Access: You have the right to access and obtain a copy of the personal data collected about you.
  1. Right to Rectification: If your personal data is inaccurate or incomplete, you have the right to have it corrected.
  1. Right to Erasure: Under certain conditions, you can request the deletion of your personal data from our records.
  1. Right to Restrict Processing: You may request restrictions on the processing of your personal data in specific situations.
  1. Right to Object: You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data, particularly in cases of direct marketing.
  1. Right to Object to Automated Processing: You can object to decisions based solely on automated processing, including profiling, especially if these decisions have a significant impact on you.
  1. Right to Data Portability: You are entitled to receive your personal data in a machine-readable format or have it transferred directly to another processor, if feasible.
  1. Right to Lodge a Complaint: If your request regarding the access to your personal data is denied, we will provide reasons. You can contact us if you are unsatisfied with how your request is handled.
  1. Right to Supervisory Authority Assistance: You can seek assistance from a supervisory authority and pursue legal remedies, such as claiming damages, if needed.
  1. Right to Withdraw Consent: You have the right to withdraw your consent for the processing of your personal data at any time.

Data Collection

The information you have provided us with

This might be your e-mail address, name, billing address, home address etc – mainly information that is necessary for delivering you a product/service or to enhance your customer experience with us. We save the information you provide us with in order for you to comment or perform other activities on the website. This information includes, for example, your name and e-mail address.

The information automatically collected about you

This includes information that is automatically stored by cookies and other session tools. For example, it could be your shopping cart information, your IP address, your shopping history (if there is any) etc. This information is used to improve your customer experience. When you use our services or look at the contents of our website, your activities may be logged.

The information from our partners

We gather information from our trusted partners with confirmation that they have legal grounds to share that information with us. This is either information you have provided them directly with or that they have gathered about you on other legal grounds.

Publicly available information

We might gather information about you that is publicly available.

Technical information

In addition, and in order to ensure that each visitor to any of our websites can use and navigate the site effectively, we collect the following:

  • Technical information, including the Internet Protocol (IP) address used to connect your device to the Internet;
  • Your login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions;
  • Operating system and platform;
  • Information about your visit, including the Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through, and from our site.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

We may use contact form submission information to get in touch with you. We do not use the information submitted through contact form for marketing purposes

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Advertising

We use Amazon Advertising on our website.

Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on previous visits to our site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt-out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google Ad and Content Network privacy policy.

We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.

Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.

Third parties

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

How we use your Personal Data

We use your Personal Data in order to:

  • provide our service to you (for example this could be registering your account, providing you with products and services that you have requested)
  • enhance your customer experience;
  • improve our website in order to better serve you;
  • fulfill an obligation under law or contract;
  • provide you with information that you have requested or which we think may be relevant to a subject in which you have demonstrated an interest;
  • ensure the security and safe operation of our websites and underlying business infrastructure;
  • personalize your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested, and
  • manage any communication between you and us.

As long as you have not informed us otherwise, we consider offering you products/services that are similar or same to your purchasing history/browsing behaviour to be our legitimate interest.

With your consent we Process your Personal Data for the following purposes:

  • to send you newsletters and campaign offers (from us and/or our carefully selected partners);
  • for other purposes we have asked your consent for;

We Process your Personal Data in order to fulfill obligation rising from law and/or use your Personal Data for options provided by law. We reserve the right to anonymize Personal Data gathered and to use any such data. We will use data outside the scope of this Policy only when it is anonymized.

We might process your Personal Data for additional purposes that are not mentioned here, but are compatible with the original purpose for which the data was gathered. To do this, we will ensure that:

  • the link between purposes, context, and nature of Personal Data is suitable for further Processing;
  • the further Processing would not harm your interests and
  • there would be appropriate safeguard for Processing.

We will inform you of any further Processing and purposes.

Who else can access your Personal Data

We do not share your Personal Data with strangers. Personal Data about you is in some cases provided to our trusted partners in order to either make providing the service to you possible or to enhance your customer experience.

For example, we share your data with:

  • Google Analytics
  • Amazon Associates

We only work with Processing partners who are able to ensure an adequate level of protection to your Personal Data. We disclose your Personal Data to third parties or public officials when we are legally obliged to do so. We might disclose your Personal Data to third parties if you have consented to it or if there are other legal grounds for it.

How we secure your data

We do our best to keep your Personal Data safe. We use anonymizing and pseudonymizing where suitable. We monitor our systems for possible vulnerabilities and attacks. We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards.

We have what we believe are appropriate security controls in place to protect personal data. We do not, however, have any control over what happens between your device and the boundary of our information infrastructure. You should be aware of the many information security risks that exist and take appropriate steps to safeguard your own information. We accept no liability in respect of breaches that occur beyond our sphere of control.

Even though we try our best we can not guarantee the security of information. However, we promise to notify suitable authorities of data breaches. We will also notify you if there is a threat to your rights or interests. We will do everything we reasonably can to prevent security breaches and to assist authorities should any breaches occur.

If you have an account with us, note that you have to keep your username and password secret.

Children

We do not intend to collect or knowingly collect information from children. We do not target children with our services.

Cookies and other technologies we use

We use cookies and similar technologies for various purposes, including to enhance site functionality, analyze site usage, and provide personalized content. You can manage your preferences through your browser settings. 

We use cookies for the following purposes:

  • Necessary cookies – these cookies are required for you to be able to use some important features on our website, such as logging in. These cookies don’t collect any personal information.
  • Functionality cookies – these cookies provide functionality that makes using our service more convenient and makes providing more personalised features possible. For example, they might remember your name and e-mail in comment forms so you don’t have to re-enter this information next time when commenting.
  • Analytics cookies – these cookies are used to track the use and performance of our website and services
  • Advertising cookies – these cookies are used to deliver advertisements that are relevant to you and to your interests. In addition, they are used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement. They are usually placed to the website by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. These cookies remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.

For example, if you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. You can also remove cookies stored in your computer via your browser settings.

If you turn cookies off, it won’t affect your website experience.

We use Google Analytics to measure traffic on our website. Google has their own Privacy Policy which you can review here. If you’d like to opt out of tracking by Google Analytics, visit the Google Analytics opt-out page.

Security Measures

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information. This includes using encryption for data transmission, securing our servers, and implementing access controls to personal data.

Procedures in Event of Data Breach

In the event of a data breach, we will take immediate steps to mitigate any potential damage. This includes notifying the appropriate authorities and affected individuals if there is a high risk to your rights and freedoms.

Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)

The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.

First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising.

Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The "help" feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at All About Cookies.

Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.

The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:

  • IP Address
  • Operating System type
  • Operating System version
  • Device Type
  • Language of the website
  • Web browser type
  • Email (in hashed form)

Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.

If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.

For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to update or change our Privacy Policy at any time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.